Thursday, February 10, 2011

1844 German Mantle

I used the left over silk from my 1840s silk dress project to make an 1844 German Mantle from The Cut of Womens Clothes:1600-1930 by Norah WaughThe pattern shapes are odd, but it was pretty easy to put together and I hand flat felled all the seams, as it is unlined.   It is simply trimmed with self-fabric ruching around the edge.  The neck is too large so I put in two darts at the back of the neck to make it smaller after these pictures were taken.

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